The South Australian Coroner has issued a warning to the public following the death of a man on a farming property while he was inflating a tyre.

The coroner’s finding stated that a split rim, or multi-piece rimmed tyre exploded, causing fatal injuries.

Martyn Campbell, Executive Director SafeWork SA said this is a high risk task where people can be seriously injured or killed.

“Air-filled tyres can explode when over-pressurised or are defective,” says Campbell.

“SafeWork SA reminds everyone when inflating tyres of the risks associated with the task and how to control these”.

Advice and further information on tyres, compressed air and split rims, including how to safely inflate tyres and how to check for defects and signs of wear and tear is available on our website.

Safe Work Australia’s split rims and compressed air guidance material informs how to manage the risks associated with split rims and compressed air.